Revealed: what Kiwis Googled the most in 2017

Publish Date
Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:39AM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Google has released its annual "top trending" list, showing the search terms that have shown the biggest spike since last year.

We warn ya, there is some weird sh*t on there and it turns out that slime was massive for Kiwis in 2017.

The biggest question is: why would anyone need to google a recipe for spag bol?! 

Here are the top things New Zealanders searched on Google in 2017:

Overall searches

1 Lotto result NZ
2 America's Cup 2017
3 Fidget spinner
4 Election NZ 2017
5 NZTA road closures
6 Cyclone Cook
7 All Blacks vs Lions
8 Melbourne Cup 2017
9 North Korea
10 Daylight savings 2017

News

1 Election NZ 2017
2 NZTA road closures
3 Cyclone Cook
4 North Korea
5 Hurricane Irma
6 Christchurch fire
7 New Zealand flooding
8 London fire
9 UK election
10 Cyclone Debbie

Global People

1 Harvey Weinstein
2 Ed Sheeran
3 Bruce Springsteen
4 Pippa Middleton
5 Kevin Spacey
6 Gal Gadot
7 Floyd Mayweather
8 Jake Paul
9 David Cassidy
10 Bruno Mars

Kiwis

1 Jacinda Ardern
2 Winston Peters
3 Bill English
4 Jerome Kaino
5 Peter Burling
6 Jaylene Cook
7 Clarke Gayford
8 Sione Lauaki
9 Metiria Turei
10 Todd Barclay

Loss

1 Tom Petty
2 Chester Bennington
3 Tania Dalton
4 Hugh Hefner
5 Bill Paxton
6 Carissa Avison
7 Rich Piana
8 John Clarke
9 John Hurt
10 Dan Vickerman

Sporting events

1 America's Cup 2017
2 All Blacks vs Lions
3 Melbourne Cup 2017
4 Wimbledon 2017
5 World Masters Games
6 Bathurst 2017
7 Rugby League World Cup
8 Mayweather vs McGregor
9 US Open 2017 tennis
10 Australian Open 2017

How to…?

1 How to make slime
2 How to vote in NZ
3 How to make a fidget spinner
4 How to make slime without borax
5 How to make fluffy slime
6 How to delete Instagram accounts
7 How to make slime without glue
8 How to lose weight
9 How to draw a dragon
10 How to cook pork belly

What is…?

1. What is Black Friday 2017
2. What is typhoid
3. What is bitcoin
4. What is kimchi
5. What is the time
6. What is a fidget spinner
7. What is botulism
8. What is borax
9. What is a cyclone
10. What is MSG

Recipes

1 Hot cross buns
2 Beef stroganoff
3 Pikelets
4 Spaghetti bolognese
5 Yorkshire pudding
6 Pancakes
7 Pulled pork
8 Slime
9 Anzac biscuits
10 Lamb shanks